Asia Events

Help or Hinder? The AIIB and Outlook for Asian Development

September 11, 2015 // 10:30am12:15pm
Asia Program
The Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has the potential not only to redefine the role that Beijing plays in development assistance, but also in shaping the organizational structure and governance of international financial institutions at large in the future.

A Prescription for a Secure Pakistan: Why Health is Vital for National Security and Economic Development

September 09, 2015 // 10:30am12:00pm
Asia Program
This event will address Pakistan’s health challenges, with emphasis on maternal and child health and malnutrition, and highlight the implications for stability and economic growth. It will also discuss the Pakistani government’s responses and U.S. government assistance programs for Pakistan’s health sector.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivers the keynote address to kick off the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, May 30, 2015. Carter spoke of strengthening relations between Asia-Pacific nations and countered provocative land reclamation efforts by China.Also known as the Asia Security Summit, the dialogue aims to build confidence and fostering practical security cooperation among Asian nations. DoD Photo by Glenn Fawcett

Cautious and Conflicted: Singapore, Malaysia, and the U.S. Rebalance to Asia

September 08, 2015 // 10:00am11:30am
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Singapore and Malaysia, like their Southeast Asian neighbors, must balance their relations with China and the United States with increasing care. Please join us for a timely discussion with Dr. Pek Koon Heng of American University and Dr. Joseph Chinyong Liow of the Brookings Institution and Nanyang Technology University, moderated by Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy.

New Partnerships for Clearing the Air in Asia’s Cities

August 12, 2015 // 2:00pm4:00pm
China Environment Forum
Asian cities are at the frontlines in the fight against air pollution. These cities are engines of economic growth, but often lack the tools and capacity they need to better manage air quality.
Webcast

Making Food Safe and Sustainable in China

July 28, 2015 // 2:00pm3:30pm
China Environment Forum
The leading source of water pollution in China is not industry or municipal waste, rather the country’s vast agricultural sector—pesticide and fertilizer runoff from fields and animal waste from industrial-scale farms.
Webcast

The National Idea in Russia and China: Русский Мир? 中国特色?

July 23, 2015 // 11:00am12:30pm
Kennan Institute
Challenges in U.S. relations with great powers such as China and Russia derive not only from divergent national interests, but from distinct conceptions of nationhood, sovereignty, and modernity. Americans must therefore consider not only what the United States would like Russia and China to do, but how Chinese and Russians see themselves, one another, and the wider world, including the United States.
Webcast

Seeking Historical Reconciliation: The U.S. Role in Fostering Relations Between Japan and South Korea

July 23, 2015 // 10:30am12:00pm
Asia Program
Democratic ideals and cultural exchanges among nations have been seen as effective tools to encourage reconciliation between former adversaries. But that seemingly has not been the case in relations between Japan and South Korea, even if democratic values are shared. Wilson Center Fellow and Waseda University professor Toyomi Asano notes that it is important to share memories of the United States-led process of decolonization after the Japanese Empire’s defeat.

U.S.-China Relations in Trans-Atlantic Context

July 22, 2015 // 10:00am11:30am
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
U.S.-China-EU relations are of growing importance, but the trans-Atlantic implications of U.S.-China relations are not as well understood as the Japanese, Russian, or Southeast Asian contexts. The Wilson Center is pleased to partner with the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy in hosting this discussion of U.S.-Chinese-EU relations.

Combatting Environmental Degradation and Poverty in Western China (Event in Mandarin Chinese)

July 06, 2015 // 3:00pm4:30pm
China Environment Forum
Join CEF for a meeting with Chinese NGOs that are at the forefront of the fight against environmental degradation and poverty in Western China

Cold War Crucible: The Korean Conflict and the Postwar World

June 25, 2015 // 9:00am10:30am
Cold War International History Project
Masuda Hajimu will discuss his new book, Cold War Crucible: The Korean Conflict and the Postwar World, asking, what, really, was the Cold War?

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